Mr. Leduc is a transformative business leader with over 25 years of deep experience in strategic, manufacturing, brand marketing, new product development, and operational roles. He has successfully led global industrial manufacturing businesses across multiple sectors through various stages of growth, with a marked expertise in bringing industrial technologies to market, developing robust supply chains and sales channels, scaling production capacity, implementing lean enterprise models, and ensuring efficient and effective uses of capital. He served as CEO of Velan Inc. from 2017 to 2021, starting with the company as President in 2015. Prior to joining Velan, Mr. Leduc was at BRP Inc. for 16 years, where he initially held the role of VP Strategic Planning and eventually led the engine manufacturing division in Austria before returning to Canada as general manager of BRP’s North America division. Prior to joining BRP, Mr. Leduc held various roles with Bombardier and McKinsey & Company. Prior to McKinsey, he was a litigating attorney at Stikeman Elliott.
Mr. Leduc has been a member of TC Transcontinental’s board of directors since 2017. He is also one of seven strategic advisor-limited partners of the Fonds de la Continuité Québécoise, a $150m fund recently established and partially funded by the Quebec government to support promising businesses in need of urgent financing. He also serves on the board of Orford Music, a 70-year-old not-for-profit music academy in Quebec. Mr. Leduc holds a law degree from the University of Montreal and a Master of Laws from Columbia University.